From ‘Let’s have stricter rules for getai shows’, 4 Sept 2010, Speakup, The New Paper
(Maria Veronica Tymosiewicz): I WAS filled with shock and disgust when I read the article, ‘Getai singer offers her cleavage for hongbao’(The New Paper, Sept 1).
It was extremely unpleasant to learn that such lewd acts are present in Singapore’s getai scene.
It is awful that performers go to such extremes, including Taiwanese performer Lin Kai Li. To think she straddled a male performer, removed her top and revealed her bra during the performance.
I understand that getai is part of Chinese culture, but such indecent acts are inappropriate.
Strange how raunchy acts at getais can get off scot-free while open air art events where artists engage audiences in intellectual discourses are slapped bans and shuffled into indoor premises with NC16 ratings. Should anyone really interfere with performances that are part of the netherworldly appeasement package? Perhaps the reason why the ghosts haven’t yet unleashed wave after wave of plague and calamity on us is because the gaudy, cantankerous sleaziness is keeping their hands in their pants. Better safe than sorry then, a flash of immodesty is a small price to pay in exchange for the catastrophic penalties of underworld discontent. And if you can’t take the heat, Maria, I suggest you stay at home, pull the shutters and equip your family with talismans to ward off any supernatural retaliation for complaining about ceremonial getai cleavage. Trying to regulate the getai industry is like licensing mediums and ‘ghostbuster’ exorcists, and anyone even attempting to come in the way of our spooky brethren with a clipboard and a licence permit will have to do better than just brandishing a crucifix and holy water. Meanwhile, be wary. Be very wary of relatives who recycle ang pows the next Chinese new year. You never know where it’s been.
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